In Michigan
6:46 am
Thu July 2, 2009

Schauer holds health forums

CHARLOTTE, MI – Seventh District Congressman Mark Schauer kicked off a series of town hall meetings on health care Wednesday in Charlotte.

There was a focus on the lack of primary health care providers, and employers who are dropping health coverage plans for their workers.

Schauer says the health care system is based on treatment rather than prevention, and that needs to change. He says there is a cost benefit to flipping health care on its head and rewarding hospitals and health care providers that really are providing preventative care, and helping patients manage their health.

Schauer, a first-term Democrat from Battle Creek, says Congress is at an important stage in talks on reforming health care. He says 95% of Americans want Washington to address health care reform.

His next health care forum is Thursday in Coldwater.